Youth Football Vocabulary and FB Terminology Cheat Sheet Episode 1

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This is Youth Football Vocabulary and FB Terminology Cheat Sheet Podcast Episode 1 in this series over at Coach Parker’s Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast. I am going to try to do at least one Football Vocabulary podcast a month to define American Football Terms and slang used in youth football coaching.

Youth Football Vocabulary and FB Terms Episode 1

You can find the my podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. And close to the bottom of this page is the Youtube Video Podcast of the Youth Football Vocabulary and FB Terminology podcast.

These are the first football terms in the first Episode. I will try to define around 10 to 12 football words an podcast episode to build up to a youth football glossary published here or over at Youth Football Coaching Tips. And of course eventually lead into my general youth football coaching eBook which I hope to have out within the next 12 to 24 months.

Youth Football Vocabulary and Terminology

  1. Audible – Calling a different play from initial play call at the Line of Scrimmage. You might hear the QB yell “Check, Check” to start the audible verbiage.
  2. Beast Offense – Yale Single Wing with one beast running back and 3 sniffers either right or left just behind the offensive linemen.
  3. Cadence – This is the Snap Count, Like Ready Set Go. And or the tone or rhythm or speed of the words within the snap count. Usually done to draw the defense off-sides.
  4. Chalk Talk – Usually a team meeting or Coaches meeting where plays are drawn on a black board with chalk or today most likely a white board with dry erase markers or your tablet PC.
  5. Cloud – Defensive Secondary call for the Cornerback to cover the short underneath coverage Zone usually in the flats.
  6. Flanker – Offensive Running Back off the LOS lined up outside the Offensive End.
  7. Sky – Defensive Secondary call where the free-safety and not the CB will cover an underneath flat passing coverage Zone.
  8. Skull Session – a team chalk talk meeting where O’s offense and X’s for Defense or drawn on a board or paper. The combined O and X together will look like a Skull.
  9. Trap Play – when the offensive line allows a defensive player usually a D-lineman through and then he is blocked from the side by a pulling guard or maybe a fullback. Sometimes referred as a kick-out block too especially against a defensive end / contain player.
  10. Zone Defense – Usually refers to a Zone pass coverage vs man to man coverage. Each passing Zone defender will defend an area of the field.

If you are not into podcasting then you can watch and listen to the football vocabulary / American football terms podcast below on YouTube. It is easy to bring up on your pc and listen to in the background and speed up as needed if I am too long winded. LOL.

Video Podcast of Football Terms

Did you know some of the football vocabulary in the first episode? What football terms were new to you? Did you like this football glossary podcast? Should I keep up the episodes and define more American Youth Football Vocabulary and FB Terms in the future? Let me know. I would love to hear your feedback.

I should thank my wife Esther for the idea for the youth football vocabulary and terms podcast idea. I actually enjoyed doing the research over the last week to define the football terms. Thanks E!

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Please leave me a comment below or contact me anytime. I love talking youth football and youth football vocabulary and FB terms.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!
Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas

PS: Stay Safe!!

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